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    Do I need to think about inflation even if I live with USD from overseas rental income

    Yes because the prices will still go up no matter in what currency you pay in.
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    Everything About Sending Money Out Of Argentina

    is she a resident like with a pension visa/rentista? If so, the documents she used to get that visa should suffice... how did she buy the condo originally? Wired the money from US? The reason banks ask about income is because of now strict money laundering procedures.... HSBC Argentina was close...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    Bolsonaro needs to come off his high horse and realise that Argentines have a lot of pride (too much sometimes) and most would never dream of leaving Argentina no matter how bad it gets, with rare exceptions being Europe or US.
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    Speaking of which, this might probably be a good wave to ride for someone to obtain a pensioner/rentista visa... If it’s still at 30.000 pesos(?) a month, that means at 60 pesos to the dollar, you’d only need to show 500 dollars monthly now.... The process takes 3 months and it doesn’t look like...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    You’ll still probably get fined when you leave the airport, and the fines will probably go up as well as the Visa reciprocity being reinstated, but immigration prob won’t be as tough as now, as CFK relies on those undocumented to cheer and vote for her.
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    It took years to get to the dire extreme it’s in now but many wealthy Venezuelans and just about all of the famous people from all the fancy soap operas they used to tape there, saw the writing on the wal and left at the first sight of what (then) Chavez meant in the early 2000s. It’s now the...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    I’m telling you: She had/now has some people totally bewitched. She says it, and it could be the most absurd thing in the world, but her admirers are so charmed by her that they will literally eat it up. A lot of people under CFK lived what most people would deem to be “poor” lives but had...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    Aside from the fact that many Argentinians have grown accustomed, or maybe even spoiled, by the cheap beer, cheap asado, planes sociales, and other government help and are like a kid who’s had its toys taken away for years, there is a strong and genuine population who are desperately struggling...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    Agreed but going back to the main point in my first post- It seems that there were more of us “crazy expats” living here during the CFK years, and albeit there were complaints about Cristina’s crazy ways regarding not being able to get foreign currency or imported goods, most people sounded like...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    They might not even bother pricing anymore if it gets too out of hand. That’s what happened before. Actually, some (non essential item) stores in BA were already not bothering to put prices last I was there and a couple of restaurant owner friends who used to invest in quality menu paper kept...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    Oh I don’t think the paper was seeking sympathy for the couple in Orlando nor saying we should either, I think they were just trying to show what this rampant currency change would do to those currently abroad.. It’s not very common to wake up one day and see such a big alteration in currency in...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    There was an article in the paper today about how the huge influx would affect those currently travelling abroad and about how one young couple had planned their trip to Orlando rounding down to the last cent and was now unable to afford staying there the days they had planned but also could not...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    LOL after seeing CFK and all that she’s currently being invested for run and successfully look as if she will win, a Lazaro Baez Ministry of Economy would simply be another splash of water but nothing major
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    I’ve already had several blind arguments with K voters who don’t seem to care at all about the USD sky rocketing as a result of last night by telling me they “couldn’t even afford it when it was at 18” and who don’t care about foreign investments, Wall Street, and the likes. Let’s not forget...
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    Macri Or Fernandez's Who Will Win Paso

    I used to think Macri was incapable of admitting defeat, but yesterday evening’s press conference had us see a Macri that in my opinion was like a dog with his tail between his legs, and whilst this may be because he never dreamed the results would be this crushing, yesterday may have been the...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    A huge part of their (K+K) argument/promise is based on them telling Argentines they will be “happy again” (IE: be able to afford the basics, control the tarifazos, purchase a car, etc) I must say, under CFK, I did see that a lot more of my Argentine friends consumed more (albeit paying it all...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    I agree that it was starting to improve, however I also have to say that unfortunately Argentina isn’t a country that can afford long wait times for said improvement. Argentines are inpatient, have very little memory, and vote however their same-day economic panorama looks like, and let’s face...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    As this is an ex pat forum, and just being as candid as I can, aside from the frustrations of getting dollars, not being able to obtain certain imported items (which now albeit being able to get are still way too expensive so I don’t even bother), and of course, just feeling a sense of disorder...
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    How long before Starbucks kills off the classic Argentinian cafe?

    It won’t ever happen. For one- Starbucks is very expensive in Argentina. I know it’s not cheap practically anywhere in the world but in comparison to salaries in Argentina, even most professionals here don’t do the US style daily Starbucks coffee run, but see it as an occasional treat. I don’t...
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    living cost for one person in BA?

    Yeah... I don’t know about 4000... whoever said it costs that for one person must not be talking in general layman’s terms.... I would say much cheaper.... It is getting more and more expensive and if you are not used to inflation like I was, it gets extremely frustrating especially if you are...
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